bash if statement with wildcard string matching

In this case if fullurl started with http://www. then it is a match

Note that you CANNOT put quotes around it or it becomes a literal match which will not work as intended in the bash script example below.

if [[ $fullurl == http://www.* ]]; then
   echo "do something"
fi

Another example say we want to delete every file or dir in a path except sometihng that starts with "hellothere":

for file in `ls -1`; do
  if [[ $file == hellothere* ]]; then
    echo "oops electrum $file - do nothing"
  else
    rm -rf $file
  fi
done

 

We could also change the if above to match "hellothere" at the end or in the middle eg. $file== *hellothere*


Tags:

bash, wildcard, matchingin, fullurl, http, www, quotes, literal, echo, quot, fi,

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